How To Travel: Vietnam

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Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. It is a country with breathtaking natural beauty, where traveling quickly becomes addictive. With its 63 provinces and cities with diversified terrain and landscape Vietnam succeeds in creating a one of a kind character and identity. From the many beautiful bays and beaches, multi-shaped rocky islands, amazing caves, blue waves and white sand to green forests, mountains, rivers, streams, lakes and waterfalls – Vietnam has countless things to offer and gathers a lot of culture and history. Let’s discover the countless adventures and tastes of Vietnam together.

How to get there by plane?

There are several airports within Vietnam. We would recommend to use Hanoi (North), Da Nang (East) or Ho-Chi-Minh (South).

How to get there by land?

It is also possible to enter Vietnam via an international overland border crossing. The most popular crossings are: Bavet / Moc Bai (Cambodia), Nam Phao / Cau Treo (Laos) and Dong Dang / Ping Xian or Lao Cai / Hekou (China).

Visa

You can apply for a visa via this website Vietnam Visa Application – we chose the online application. There a four different types of tourist visas: 30 days (single or multi entry) or 90 days (single or multi entry). The visa will be issued within a couple of days.

Cuisine

Vietnamese food is healthy and diverse: Chinese flavors influence the cuisine of the north. A big variety of spices are commonly used in the southern dishes. Fresh herbs and fine cooking techniques dominate the recipes of the central coastline.

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and located in the north of the country. Besides an insane amount of buzzing scooters and constantly blaring horns the city offers lots of history. The war and periods of French or Chinese occupations shaped the city.

Visit Hanoi!

Cat Ba Island is the largest island in Halong Bay. Most of the year the island is pretty laid-back and the perfect destination to start exploring Lan Ha and Halong Bay. The island also offers a lot of activities for climbers, kayakers and hikers.

Visit Cat Ba Island!

The city of Da Nang is the third largest city in Vietnam. It is the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam, with a well-sheltered, easily accessible port and some quite nice beach areas. If you are very lucky you might also find some waves to surf.

Visit Da Nang!

The small town Hoi An might be Vietnam’s most delightful and atmospheric place to visit. Here you will find Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples and ancient tea warehouses as well as lounge bars, boutique hotels, travel agents and countless tailor shops.

Visit Hoi An!

Located on the bank of Song Huong Perfume River Hue lies almost right in the middle of Vietnam and only a few miles from the sea. With the old city and the Citadel on the north side and the newer city, including most hotels and restaurants, on the south side Hue has lots of things to offer.

Visit Hue!

The largest city in Vietnam (formerly named and still referred to as Saigon) is located in the south of the country. It is a city of commerce and culture, driving the whole country forward with its energy. From posh hotels to small guesthouses, classy restaurants to tasty street food, modern boutiques and buzzing traditional markets HCMC is a place of contrasts and discovery.

Visit Ho Chi Minh City!

The Mekong Delta or “Vietnam’s rice bowl” is located in southern Vietnam. This vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands is home to floating markets or houses and villages surrounded by rice paddies. Wherever you will go in this area: Boats are the main means of transportation.

Visit the Mekong Delta!